Editorial Assistant

Part time, temporary
21 hours a week, $14/hr

Burnaway is currently operating in a hybrid remote/in office capacity. This individual will need to be based in the greater Atlanta area.

The Editorial Assistant is responsible for assisting the Editor and Director in all tasks related to the editorial operations of the organization. 

Administrative (20%)
-Support editorial administrative tasks including maintaining a robust editorial calendar.
-Track analytics data, contributor information, and follower growth regularly for the Director.

General Editorial (30%)
-Draft weekly e-newsletter.
-Build completed pieces for publication on the back end of the website.
-Draft BA Daily posts including recurring content such as the To-Do List, News-in-Brief, Close Look, and Calls for Artists.
-Write occasionally for the magazine in Burnaway’s “voice” for BA Staff authored items.

Social Media (20%)
-Draft and manage social media posts and channels.
-Under the direction of the Director, craft a thoughtful social media strategy and guidelines with the goal of growing Burnaway’s following.

Education & Programs (20%)
-Assist Director in planning fundraisers and other special events throughout the year.
-Support Editor in the Art Writing Incubator and additional education workshops and programs.
-Help implement and produce special programming and support BA staff in promoting and events as needed.

A successful Editorial Assistant should possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, must be able to work simultaneously on short- and long-term projects, should be responsive to feedback, and very organized. This individual should be a self-starter who isn’t afraid to ask questions to keep projects moving forward.

Required qualifications include:
-Bachelor of Arts or Fine Arts (preferably in Visual Arts, Arts Administration, or Art History) or comparable professional experience
-Experience using the following software and technology: WordPress, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Photoshop
-Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style and basic copy-editing experience
-A nuanced understanding of relationships between individuals and institutions related to contemporary art in Atlanta, the South, nationally, and beyond

Send a cover letter, resume/CV, and a writing sample to [email protected] by Tuesday, July 6th.

Burnaway is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Burnaway are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, gender identity, religion, age, ability, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the United States.

Candidates from groups historically underrepresented in the arts are especially encouraged to apply.